Event Dates: 
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 15:00 to 16:30
Event Venue: 
Online event

This event will discuss how and why nanomaterials and the relevant research are sometimes misrepresented in the media, and how this can negatively affect the sector.

We will hear from science and media experts on what researchers should keep in mind when addressing the broader public; how companies can address negative coverage and improve their communications strategies; and look at concrete examples of risk governance and communication developed in EU projects

The webinar is free and open to all, and registration is open at this link.


15.00-15.10 Introduction: Setting the scene - Chiara Venturini, NIA Director General

15.10-15.25 Presentation 1:The science angle -Hannah Taylor Lewis, Press Officer, Science Media Center

15.25-15.40 Presentation 2 : A company’s experience - Tracy Gay, Executive Vice President Marketing, Cerion Nanomaterials

15.40-16.10 Interactive session: A NANORIGO blueprint for risk communication and governance - Marie-Valentine Florin, Executive Director, International Risk Governance Council, and Prof. Rob Aitken, Chief Executive, IOM

16.10-16.25 Presentation 4: Current trends for public communication of nanotechnologies - Mikko Rissanen, Project Manager, DialogBasis

16.25-16.45 Q&A and wrap-up